Keitech Shad Impact - Tackle Warehouse (2022)

Comments: My first fish with one of these I was literally letting it drop in front of me as I was clearing a backlash. It was weightless and Texas hooked, no weight. .. just hooked. I let it repeat the process and continue to catch fish until they let up after around 10!! It's also a great drop shot and split shot bait as well. Absolutely realistic!

From: Cerebral Tackle: 10/11/22

Comments: The 3" is potentially the best drop shot bait I have ever used, much like a Roboworm Alive Shad but has a hook slot, more oil and scent, better action, etc. By no means is the Roboworm Alive Shad bad, I still buy them, but this Keitech Shad Impact is unreal. The area the Roboworm wins out is the color selection. Keitech needs to sell the Morning Dawn color, the Electric Blue Chartreuse, Sungill, or even the Sexy Violet color patterns. These lures are absolutely top tier, the 4" & 5" out fish other brand's fluke style lures and the 3" bests almost any drop shot bait I have ever used. They aren't as fragile as other Keitech baits, there is no tail to be bitten off and the price is fair. Again the only thing I would BEG of Keitech USA is that they bring some brighter color options to at least the 3" size, maybe the larger sizes too.

From: Weston: Arkansas 5/3/22

Comments: The body roll on these are great. I usually fish these like a senko, cast them out and let them sink to the bottom. If they hit bottom, I give it a few light twiches then give it a full rod lift and let it sink back down on slack line. They are also very good in cover. Light twitches to pop it off any cover and let it sink. I usually use a regular 2/0 offset with the 4" and a 4/0 offset with a 5" hook size but you need to play with wire thickness and possibly a little weight (no more than 1/16 oz) on the hook shank to find a fall rate the fish like.

From: Chris: Fort Dodge, IA 12/21/21

Comments: The performance of the Keitech 5 inch shad impacts is the ticket for walleye in cold water. River walleye look for bulk. Large impacts mimic large shad quite well.

From: Raymond: Illinois 12/13/21

Comments: KEITECH shad impacts are great.I use them to jig walleye.They are soft with great action. They always get more bites.

From: Raymond: Minooka 9/9/21

Comments: Fantastic little bait for the spawn/when bass are feeding. I've had great success a few weeks in a row, in both bright sunshine, and post-frontal, cloudy conditions during the spawn/late spawn with these, as the bass in my lakes are feeding on shad that have grown quite quickly. These present a much better meal when tossed around shad schools in the shallows. (Try saying that three times fast.) I'm sad to learn that Goby isn't available in 4 inch anymore, as this is the size and color that they massacred a few weeks ago. But 5 inch should still suffice, and select for a bigger bite. Bluegill flash produced well today when they wouldn't touch a worm or fluke from other brands. The squid scent definitely makes a difference. The lakes I fish are crystal clear, no matter how much rain comes down, so a proper presentation and color is important. They are soft, which gives them a fantastic action, but that combined with the salt makes them fragile. I prefer the shad impact on a drop shot, and I put medium CPS springs into the nose of the bait to try and help it stay on the hook longer, and reinforce the bait a bit so that it lasts a few fish. I've had some success with this. It's almost like a Banjo Minnow style of rigging it, if anyone remembers those, but with a lot better chance of actually catching a fish with it.

From: Jeff: Florida 3/27/21

Comments: Such a versatile bait. Fish it as a jerkbait, drop shot bait, on a jig head or underspin - this bait does it all.

From: Scott: Apollo, PA 1/30/21

Comments: This has become my go to dropshot bait. 3" in cold water is excellent for smallies and largies like them too.

From: Pabassman: PA 12/8/20

Comments: One of the most important baits in my dropshot go two baits.flavors do vary but the action is the other killer ingredient.not much needed assistance on all keitech baits initially.the baits got you covered on the fall and even there after. gotta love it.

From: Ron P: Bridgeport, CT 11/2/20

Comments:The Shad Impact has become a staple drop shot bait for me. I like the 4inch normally and the 3inch when the bite is tough or when the fish are on smaller bait. I don't leave the house without at least one drop shot rod on the deck, and am usually fishing deep clear lakes for smallmouth. This bait, along with the 3inch Easy Shiner when the fish want a little more action, are my go to drop shot baits. Although the plastic is soft which gives the bait a great action, it is still a durable bait, lasting fish after fish. Green pumpkin and electric shad are my favorite colors. This bait is a must for anyone who likes to drop shot.

From: Kai: Washington 1/10/20

Comments:I have been a big fan of Keitech's Easy Shiner swimbaits, buy them often here at TW. But, yesterday, I tied on a Shad Impact, 4" model, and caught a 25.5" LMB off my boathouse deck. I have submitted photos of it to the local Sharelunker Program for recognition. How I used it? A 3/0 60 degree bend jig hook, a medium-sized Owner CPS screw-in pin (or you can buy them already built), nose "screw" the plastic on, then Texas Rig it from there. I'd likely use a 4/0 for the 5" length. The hook point will lie in that crease on the bait's top side. I just pitch it out from there or make a light cast, hit the edge of vegetation, then pop it off where it free-falls. If not hit on the fall, I let it sit for a moment, then use a slow "finesse" retrieve using little jerking motions that cause the Shad Impact to dodge around like an injured or startled shad. I got 3 bass the day before on one bait before it "expired" so to speak. Keitechs are just fantastic. I think fish hold them longer than mostbaits.Yes, though, you'll likely only get a two or three fish from one bait. The nose centering pin seems to help in this area.

From: Brad:Athens, TX4/6/18

Comments: These things are without a doubt my go to baits for walleye. I absolutely love them. I put on a chrome northland jig head and go to the river and get em. There are times where all I will bring with me to the river is a few spare packs and spare jig heads. Yeah they tear easily but I've tried this technique with more durable fluke style baits and don't catch nearly as many. So I would consider that a fair trade-off.

From: Travis: New York 9/2/17

Comments:I have 2 words to describe this thing... pond killer! I used the 4" in Ayu and caught 10 decent sized bass in maybe 30 minutes and i wasnt close to being done. The action on these things is amazing and drives the bass nuts. Its basically a combo of the 2 most famous baits the fluke and the senko. Fish it like a fluke and then let it fall like a senko and any bass in the area will bite it 9 times out of 10. But as with any great bait, these only last a few fish if that. But the scent, packaging and detail are great. If you have a pond use ayu. If you are at a lake or pond with baitfish however, slight flash or the other shad colors are great. Lastly these colors have worked for me in all water clarity & weather conditions. Ill for sure be buying a lot more of these in the next week or two.

From: Ryan: Chicago, IL 5/5/15

Comments:Great bait but tear easy. I use a size 4/0 Skinny Bear J hook with some super glue on the tip of the hook. The glue will help keep it in place and last a little bit longer. Mend it also help. I have three color and so far the Ayu is the best color.

From: Pao: Fresno, CA

Comments: waste of money, baits tear easy, roll down on the hook

From: Pete: Mahopac, NY

Comments:Origanally bought these for a bay fishing trip but used most of them while bass fishing just trying them out. The Gold and Sexy shads where a big hit. Have not even gone on the trip yet but I have a feeling that the salty water fish will love to play with this bait.

From: Mike: GA

Comments: don't waste your $, these things suck, shh :) shh i'll waste my $ :)

From: AJ: Dirty Jer-z

Comments:Do not buy Keitech baits - so there will be plenty in stock for me and partner. The only problem with the Shad Impact is on the butt end of the fishing rod. I am impressed.

From: Rex: LaGrange, GA

Comments: nice jerkbait action good color selection. my best colors are gold and silver flash minnow

From: Jeff: North Jersey

Comments: This is a GREAT BAIT! fished as a jerk/twitch bait on a weedless hook (nose hooked) and 6-10# line, the action is unbelievable. there's no wrong way to fish these lure's that i've found. they are fragile but that's what mend-it is for. the sexy shad color and blue flash simply slay lg. and sm. mouth bass. i would match this bait to any on the market, bar none!

From: Wes: Salinas, CA

Comments:Killed the pollock, cod and haddock on the Keitech Shad

From:Chester: Bolton Landing, NY

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